Ssangyong Korando review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Interior

Available fuel types:petrol, diesel
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The driving position of the Korando is a bit of a mixed bag. The steering wheel is noticeably offset to the left and only adjusts for height. Adjustable lumbar support for the driver's seat is reserved for the top trim levels, too. The Seat Ateca, Skoda Karoq and Nissan Qashqai all offer a more comfortable environment in which to spend an hour or so at the wheel.

Ventura and Ultimate trims get a 10.3in customisable digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. You can set this to display information such as navigation instructions or music track listings, as well as the usual driving information.

You sit fairly high in the Korando and the bonnet line is fairly low so you have a good forward view. But look back over your shoulder and your vision is obstructed by large blind spots on either side. So it’s worth opting for mid-range Ventura trim levels and above for rear parking sensors and a rear view camera; these combine to make manoeuvring the Korando easier.

Interior build quality is generally good but doesn’t match the best in the class. The leather seats of top-of-the-range Ultimate help to promote a classy ambience and prominent areas are finished with soft-touch surfaces, the centrepiece of the dashboard being a large gloss-black plastic panel with chrome-coloured accents. There are still some harder plastics to be found if you look for them, though.

The infotainment controls are mounted high so you don’t have to take your eyes too far from the road to use them. There’s also a USB-equipped cubby for your phone below the climate controls. Entry-level ELX trim gives you a measly 4.0in LCD display through which the DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity are controlled, while Ventura and Pioneer trims get a 8.0in touchscreen system. This has slick graphics and the software is quick to respond, and gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring included as standard. A 9.0in infotainment screen with sat-nav is reserved for top-spec Ultimate models.

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